Another 19th ahead

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Many people have asked me what we are doing on the 19th to memorialize the two year anniversary of the day that Maxie stopped breathing.  To be honest, I haven't even let myself think about it yet.  I am not sure if Ted has either because he hasn't brought it up.  The fact is that the 19th falls on a Friday and even though it will feel to us like the world should take a pause, it won't.    Ted will have to get up and go to work at the crack of dawn.  Nobody will know or mention the fact that it is the two year anniversary of the day his son stopped breathing.  I will also answer emails and make phone calls to colleagues, most of them won't say a thing because most of them don't know and those who do are too scared to say a word.  I might have time in the afternoon to visit Max at the cemetery, a place that makes the loss TOO real for me - that crushes every cell in my body - that I can barely handle without Ted - but that I will have to do alone on the 19th.  Ted likely won't be able to go at all on that day.  By the time he gets home, the day will be almost over and I am sure we will both be grateful for that - the day that marks another year without our child is hardly a day I'd like to drag on.

2 comments:

JenniRyan said...

I have been reading your blog for a while and just wanted you to know that there are some strangers, like me, that think of your son Maxie every day and want you to know that all the way in NJ he is thought of and remembered. It is terrible that people made or continue to make you feel bad or hurt for loving your son and wanting him to be talked of and remembered. Sometimes people just suck.

Jayden's Mommy said...

We will be thinking of Maxie that's for sure. And it's completely understandable. It is true the cemetery makes it way too real. I'm so sorry Abby. I wish that was not the case.

Much love sent your way.

Kira

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